Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 5th May 2009 22:04 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Many Linux users have experience with Wine, the application compatibility layer which allows some Windows programs to run on UNIX-like machines. During Ubuntu's Open Week event, Mark Shuttleworth was asked about Wine, and how important he believes it is for the success of Ubuntu.
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RE[2]: Wine and the Killer App
by spikeb on Wed 6th May 2009 03:33 UTC in reply to "RE: Wine and the Killer App"
spikeb
Member since:
2006-01-18

picasa for linux _sucked_ last time i used it

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lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

picasa for linux _sucked_ last time i used it


In general, if you can identify a suitable application which is native to Linux, and even better one which is native to the Linux desktop you are using, then your experience will be much better.

http://www.digikam.org/drupal/about/overview
http://www.digikam.org/drupal/about/features9x
http://www.digikam.org/node/326
http://www.flickr.com/photos/digikam/2606908095/sizes/o/

( http://www.kipi-plugins.org/drupal/ http://www.kipi-plugins.org/drupal/node/14 )

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DigiKam

Edited 2009-05-06 04:02 UTC

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

"picasa ... _sucked_ last time i used it"

Hehe.. sorry, I couldn't resist.

Picasa is pretty but Acdsee classic still blows it away for managing images. Other's like Picasa and that's fine but it doesn't let me manage the file naming and directory structure unless it's been changed recently.

But yes, Picasa bundles or installs Wine as a dependency; uncompress the tar.gz, run picasa.sh and the GUI app is up.

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